Hamas Terrorist´s Family to Sue Over Israeli Spy Thriller (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Elad Benari 05/21/12)
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Relatives of a Hamas terrorist said on Sunday they will seek to block
the release of a movie being made in Israel about his 2010
assassination in a Dubai luxury hotel, The Associated Press reported.
The killing of Hamas member Mahmoud al-Mabhouh was widely blamed on
Israel´s Mossad spy agency, which never confirmed or denied
involvement. The movie being made on the assassination features
Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli as a temptress working for the hit
Al-Mabhouh’s cousin, Ahmed, told AP on Sunday that the Israeli movie
is a “Zionist conspiracy” to defame his cousin. Ahmed, who lives in
Gaza, added that details of the suit, including where to file it, are
still being worked out.
The movie´s producer, Micha Scharfstein, dismissed the allegations,
saying the movie takes artistic license and is not meant to be
“Mabhouh, from our point of view, was a murderer with blood on his
hands, and I don´t see any reason not to do a movie about it,” he
told AP. He added that the French-Israeli co-production,
entitled “Kidon” (Hebrew for spear), is to be released in about half
Al-Mabhouh was killed on Jan. 19, 2010, in a Dubai hotel room. Dubai
police later released hotel camera footage showing the assassination
team, wearing disguises and tracking its target. Authorities said al-
Mabhouh was apparently injected with a muscle relaxant and suffocated
with a pillow.
Parts of the movie are now being filmed in the Israeli Red Sea resort
of Eilat. In a movie plot twist, a gang of criminals murders al-
Mabhouh in an attempt to frame the Mossad.
Ahmed al-Mabhouh told AP the family learned about the movie from the
media and hopes to prevent its release.
“We consider this movie ... a distortion of our late martyr and
reject the Zionist conspiracy against him after his death which
everyone knows is a lie,” he said.(IsraelNationalNews © 2012 05/21/12)
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